February 8, 2011 at 9:48 p.m. EST

EPB celebrates Black History Month with annual essay contest

Chattanooga, Tenn. - EPB's Black History Month Essay Contest is back! This annual event for local students is one of the ways EPB supports local schools and helps promote the celebration of Black History Month. The contest began February 7, and ends Friday, February 18.

The topic for this year's essay contest is African Americans who have achieved historical firsts in the last ten years, such as Colin Powell, the first African American Secretary of State in 2001.
All participants should write an essay between 500 to 1,000 words.  Awards will be given out to students placing first, second and third in each group.

This is a great opportunity for parents to get involved with their children and encourage them to participate in an educational contest. The winners with their families and teachers will be invited to a banquet and awarded their prizes.

View the questions online and learn more about the contest by clicking here.

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